Amazon Prime membership brings you Amazon Music at no extra charge. However, if you’re not a Prime member, you can subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited.
Either way, you get to enjoy millions of songs, create playlists, and even listen to radio stations via the Amazon Music app. But you can also download songs and listen to them offline, which is useful when you’re on a plane or want to save on mobile data.
Downloading songs and playlists from Amazon Music is quick and straightforward, but it’s only possible within the mobile native app, not the desktop app. To get a better idea of how this process works, here’s everything you need to know about downloading Amazon Music songs for offline playback.
How to Download All Songs
Before going into the step-by-step instructions on how to download songs, it’s important to reiterate that you can only enjoy Amazon Music offline if downloaded to the iOS or Android mobile app.
Also, you can’t download all songs at the same time, as that would take too much time and device storage. However, once you learn how it works, you’ll be able to download many songs very quickly and listen to them offline.
Many people use Amazon to purchase music, whether individual songs or entire albums. Buying music from Amazon means you get to keep the MP3 files on your computer and play them on any platform you want.
But first, you have to download the music to your computer, which you can do using the Amazon Music desktop app. Here’s what that process looks like:
- Download the official Amazon music desktop app and log in to your Amazon account.
- Go to “Library” and select “Songs.”
- Go to Category “Recent” to see your last purchase music.
- Select the download next to a specific song. Alternatively, drag and drop the songs to the “Downloads” section located under the “Actions” sidebar.
The Amazon Music desktop app will automatically store the downloaded music files in the “Amazon Music” folder. For Windows users, that’s typically under the “My Music” section, and for Mac users, that’s in the “Music” folder.
If you’re an iPhone user, you’re likely already used to the convenience of the Amazon Music app. Everything you need is at your fingertips, and you can download as many songs as you want to listen to offline. Here’s how that works on your iPhone:
- Open the Amazon Music app on your iPhone:
- Find the song or album you wish to download.
- Select the “More Options” menu (three horizontal dots.)
- Tap “Download.”
When downloading Amazon Music songs for offline playback, choosing the best possible quality is recommended.
Other than the “Standard” quality, you’ll have options for “HD,” “Ultra HD,” and “Spatial Audio.” Also, if you’ve previously downloaded a song in lower quality, you can download it again, choosing a different format.
The downloaded songs will be available to you when you don’t have an internet connection or don’t want to spend mobile data, but you can’t export them to any other apps.
If you’re listening to Amazon Music on your Android phone, you also have the benefit of downloading songs to the app and listening to the music whenever you want.
Many users enjoy having access to Amazon’s diverse range of songs, even when they’re not connected to the internet. If you want to have specific songs on your Amazon Music app when you’re offline, follow these steps:
- Launch the Amazon Music app on your Android device.
- Select the song or album you want to download.
- Choose “More Options” by clicking the three horizontal dots next to the song.
- Select “Download.”
You’ll have several options in terms of the sound quality, and the better the quality, the more data it will consume. You can choose “Standard” quality if that works for you, but there are also options for “HD,” “Ultra HD,” and “Spatial Audio.”
Note: The songs or albums you’ve downloaded are only available in the Amazon Music app, and you can’t move them to any other app for music playback
How to Download a Playlist
Sometimes it’s much more convenient to download an entire playlist rather than choosing one song at a time.
Additionally, if you frequently use Amazon Music, you likely follow playlists or have created a few of your own. Fortunately, Amazon Music allows you to download an entire playlist for offline playback.
Again, when it comes to downloading music on your PC, your best option is to download the purchased songs using the Amazon Music desktop app.
That way, you can store the music you’ve paid for on your device and move it around as you please. You can upload the MP3 files to your phone or tablet or store them on your email.
Your purchased music doesn’t belong to a specific music playlist. However, you can use the songs to create the music playlist elsewhere as you download it. But first, here’s how to use Amazon Music to download your purchased music:
- Open the Amazon Music desktop app.
- Select “Songs” followed by “Purchased.”
- Select the download icon next to a specific song or album. Alternatively, move the music titles with the cursor to the “Download” section located under the right sidebar.
Downloading playlists on the Amazon Music iOS app is super straightforward. In a matter of minutes, you can have an entire playlist to enjoy, even if your phone or tablet is disconnected from the internet.
Follow these steps to download a playlist on your Amazon Music app:
- Launch the Amazon Music iOS app.
- Find the playlist you want to download. You can find those you’ve created under “Library,” but you can also browse countless existing playlists within the app.
- When you’ve selected a playlist, tap the three horizontal dots next to its name. This action will open the “More Options” menu.
- Select “Download” from the list of options.
- Choose the music sound quality. These options include “Standard,” “HD,” Ultra HD,” and “Spatial Audio.”
You’ll also find the downloaded playlist in your Amazon Music app’s “Recently Downloaded” section.
Having music for offline playback is crucial for many users, especially those who don’t have access to a steady internet connection or those who travel a lot.
If you’re an Android user and love listening to Amazon Music content, then you have the option to listen to your favorite songs offline too. All you need to do is download the playlists you like to the official Amazon Music app for Android. Here’s how:
- Open the Amazon Music app on your Android device.
- Once you’ve selected the playlist, tap the three horizontal dots next to the title to open the “More Options” menu.
- Choose “Download” from the list.
The playlist download will start automatically, and you can find all the songs in the “Recently Downloaded” section of your Amazon Music app.
Enjoying Amazon Music Wherever You Are
These days we’re all used to streaming music, as internet connectivity has become ubiquitous. Many people have unlimited data or constant Wi-Fi access and don’t bother with making sure they have music offline.
But you never know when you might need access to offline playback, so Amazon Music ensures their users have this option available.
Suppose you’re going offline for a while or visiting a location without internet access. In that case, you’ll probably enjoy having Amazon Music songs and playlists when you’re in the mood for some music or a good podcast.
What kind of music or playlists do you like listening to on Amazon Music? Let us know in the comments section below.
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